Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Elul 7, 5774

You don't have to speak the language to understand its lore -- and lure
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Mort Alper, JEFeature
Who would believe that in 20 years a book collection could escalate from 70,000 books to 11/2 million? But it has happened. And the driving force behind this tremendous growth has been Aaron Lansky, president of the National Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Mass. In 1980, Lansky, then a 24-year-old graduate student of Yiddish literature, realized that irreplaceable Yiddish books...
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'Only Human' is a Spanish-Jewish jambalaya
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In loco parentis? Forget the parents; this whole family is loco. "Only Human" is a "Meet the Fockers" over frittatas, a loopey Lope de Vega novel in which the inquisition comes down to this: "Mommele, Poppele, meet my fiance, the Palestinian." Opening Friday at Ritz theaters, "Only Human" is only one of the funniest comedies of the year, a Spanish-Jewish...
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Driving Miss Guided? "Who Killed the Electric Car?" is a gas. But who knew that this movie murder mystery with moxie could mischievously produce such road rage and fuming fans? Which is exactly what has happened since "Car" opened, creating a current concern over how the gas guzzlers -- those in the oil industry -- have given the shaft to...
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Hoping to whet many an appetite, the Gershman Y choose a panel discussion about the fine art of food writing -- including one journalist who even penned an article about the Jewish obsession with pork -- to kick off its participation in the "Live at the 92nd Street Y Program." Begun in 2002, the satellite broadcast program allows Jewish institutions...
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phraim 'Elliott' Yamin has his own story to tell
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Knight of the nice guys, Elliott Yamin is being kept busy this summer having "Idol" time on his hands. Nice guys don't necessarily finish last; maybe third. And, in Yamin's case, missing the finals -- and the king's throne -- didn't mean being out of the money or being kept from the roundtable's riches. A third-place finish? He's just beginning...
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